Giant Sushi Cake: Unique and Delicious

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Giant Sushi Cake: The Unique and Delicious Twist on Classic Sushi Rolls

If you love sushi, then you will surely enjoy the Giant Sushi Cake! This unique and creative twist on classic sushi rolls will surely impress your friends and family. It is not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes with its beautiful presentation.

What is a Giant Sushi Cake?

The Giant Sushi Cake is a layered cake made of sushi rice, avocado, and your choice of sushi fillings such as crab meat, shrimp, salmon, and tuna. It is shaped like a cake and decorated with various sushi toppings such as masago, tobiko, and pickled ginger. The result is a colorful and impressive display that will surely catch everyone's attention.

Giant Sushi Cake Recipe from Foodies of SA

Serves 8


For the sushi rice:

  • 3 cups Spekko Royal Umbrella Jasmine Rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar

For the filling:

  • 5 tins (170g each) shredded tuna
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thinly into rounds
  • 2 avocados, sliced thinly 


Serving suggestion:

  • 1 tub (250g) cream cheese
  • 1½ cups black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 avocado, sliced and arranged into roses
  • 1 cup pickled ginger, drained and rolled into roses
  • 1 cucumber, peeled into ribbons and rolled into roses
  • 1 cup sushi mayonnaise 
  • 1 cup soya sauce


  1. Line the base and sides of a springform cake tin with clingfilm. 

For the sushi rice: 

  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear. 

  2. Combine the rice and ½ tsp salt in a pot and cover with 2 cups of cold water. Soak for 30 minutes. Cover with a lid, bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat, place a kitchen towel in between the pot and lid and allow to stand for 12 minutes. Spread the steamed rice over a baking tray to cool. 

  3. Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and the remaining salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer on a low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Take off the heat and allow to cool. 

  4. Stir the vinegar mixture through the cooled rice and set aside. 

To assemble:

  1. Divide the rice into 3 equal portions.

  2. Press 1 portion into the bottom of the springform cake tin. Ensure it is compact, smooth and level. 

  3. Combine the tuna with the mayonnaise and spread a thin layer over the rice. Add a layer of cucumber slices followed by avocado slices.

  4. Repeat the layers of rice, tuna mayonnaise, cucumber and avocado one more time, ending off with a third layer of rice.

  5. Place clingfilm over the top of the cake to avoid it drying out, then place in the fridge for at least an hour. 

  6. Carefully remove the cake from the springform and set it on a flat, level plate or cake stand.

  7. Using a knife, cover the entire cake with a thin layer of the cream cheese.

  8. Press handfuls of black sesame seeds onto the tops and sides of the cake, ensuring the whole of the cake is entirely covered.  

  9. Using a piping bag and nozzle, pipe dollops of mayonnaise onto the top of the cake and garnish with avocado roses, pickled ginger roses and cucumber ribbon roses. 

  10. Slice generous portions and ENJOY!


What are the Best Sushi Fillings for a Giant Sushi Cake?

The best sushi fillings for a Giant Sushi Cake are those that are flavorful and colorful. Some popular sushi fillings include crab meat, shrimp, salmon, tuna, avocado, cucumber, and tamago (sweet omelet). You can also add other toppings such as pickled vegetables, sesame seeds, and spicy mayo to give your Giant Sushi Cake an extra kick.

If you are looking for a unique and delicious twist on classic sushi rolls, then the Giant Sushi Cake is the perfect recipe for you.

With its impressive presentation and flavorful taste, it is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or gathering. So why not try making a Giant Sushi Cake today and impress your guests with your culinary skills!


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